The ATP have announced the fate of Nick Kyrgios six weeks after his outburst in Cincinnati. Nick received a fine after the match of $113,000 for his behaviour on court and language to Fergus Murphy in Cincinnati. Nick’s 6 probation period begins on Monday and has been given a $25,000 fine. He can appeal the decision but looks unlikely. During this 6 month probation Nick cannot; No further code violations during the probationary period that result in a fine for; Verbal or Physical Abuse of officials, spectators or any other persons while on-court or on-site, Unsportsmanlike conduct based upon an … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios will face a 16 week (ATP) suspension if he fails 6 month probation but why did the ATP’s decision take 6 weeks?
Is Nick playing? You can guarantee a full stadium. I last wrote about Nick after his Washington win on my way home from America. I wrote about how I don’t condemn his behaviour on court and previous issues but I look past that and appreciate his brilliance and how he is good for tennis. I’m not going to repeat what I wrote then but I will post a link at the bottom. Nick Kyrgios could be on the end of a ban very soon. Following some comments after his round one win at Flushing Meadows Nick was asked if the … Continue reading Ban impending? Nick Kyrgios is a tournament directors dream but a tournament referee’s nightmare. Is a ban the right choice?
Nick Kyrgios’ week in Washington was exceptional. I’m writing this piece on a flight from Orlando to London and is something I really wanted to write following Nick’s week in Washington. I’ve always loved watching Nick play and what he brings to the court. Some reading this will think I’m condemning some of his bad behaviour on court, I’m not at all and some has been out of order but I’m looking past that. On Wednesday 31st I got in a little early than expected due to a thunderstorm, turned on my iPad and Nick was playing! As ever it … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios has always been good for tennis and why I hope we see more of his mesmerising brilliance
The path to New York is on course and the last week across the world left us with plenty of talking points! Dominic Thiem was a title winner for the 14th time in her career and the third time this year. The Austrian opted to go home to Kitzbuhel finally winning the title there on the clay. Out at Las Cabos it was the Argentine Diego Schwartzman who took the title against the in form Taylor Fritz who since winning in Nottingham has fallen in back to back finals. A first time winner down in San Jose this year as … Continue reading Title winners 🏆 Schwartzman, Pegula, Kyrgios, Thiem, Chung, Coco & Caty and Zheng!
A trip to Canada always kicks off the hard court season in full swing! The tournaments alternate destinations each year. This year the ladies will be back in Toronto and the men will be in Montreal. The draw is packed with many exciting round one match ups! So let’s take a look… Milos Raonic v Taylor Fritz Taylor is the form player, he has had some great results of late with wins in Nottingham and finalist in Atlanta. Everything has come together for the American whose game does look much more combined now. Raonic is looking for some momentum, he … Continue reading Montreal & Toronto ready for a week of intense battles 🍿🇨🇦
I like Nick Kyrgios a lot. I like his game, I think he has a great personality but there is a line and it’s being overstepped. We’ve seen him defeat Novak, Roger, Rafa, Andy, Sascha, Cilic, Wawrinka and many more top players and he knows he gets bums on seats but with that comes responsibility. He knows that and if you don’t want it then there is only one thing to do, take yourself out of the limelight. It actually does make me sad to write this as I do really like him. I’ve stood up for him multiple times, … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios; Can beat the best ✅ Talent to be one of the best ✅ Acceptable conduct? ❌ How much does he want it? 🤔
Volume 2 of Caught The Line talks about all things, Wimbledon. With week 1 (and what a week) over, what caught the eye during the first week in London? Hurkacz again! The Pole really impressed me at Wimbledon. He went down with a fight against Djokovic and in Vol.1 we saw that dive volley in Eastbourne, well he’s gone one better this time! Hurkacz!!!(🎥@Eurosport_RU ) pic.twitter.com/RDNZuR0Yot — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) July 5, 2019 Super impressive, however earlier on in the week it didn’t go to plan… Hurkacz (info – @0riginal_osmoze)(🎥@Eurosport_RU ) pic.twitter.com/GrmRec4XJY — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) July 3, 2019 Oops! Ash Barty’s … Continue reading Caught The Line; Vol 2.